Sanders proposes criminal justice reform

Sanders proposes criminal justice reform

A plan to reform the criminal justice system by Senator Bernie Sanders includes proposals to cut the country’s incarcerated population in half, ban private prisons, legalize marijuana, and end mandatory minimum sentencing, solitary confinement, and the federal death penalty. He revealed it on Saturday.

Sandra
Sandra
atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 9 months

Maybe Bernie is just trying to make sure some of his crooked colleagues have a cozy stay in the clink. Tip of the hat to you Bill Clinton.

porcus
porcus 9 months

I agree that private prisons should be abolished, or strictly limited to the minimum offenders. And the war on drugs was stupid from the start - we should never criminalize the possession or ingestion of anything, only your ability to affect the safety of others. But the rest of his proposal is ludicrous. There is no institutional rascism.

Minor_Complex
Minor_Complex 8 months

Mother Jones said Bernie wanted to pay the jail workers a living wage, let incarcerated people vote in current elections, and not try under 18s as adults, among so many other things. I'd like to think I'm more of a reformist than a punitive kind of person, but perhaps these policies and others go too far.

Dave
Dave 9 months

Build a giant 3,000km prison along the US-Mexico border. Close all other prisons and transfer inmates there. Want to get into the US? Gotta break into prison first, then out again.

Dissapointment.exe
Dissapointment.exe 9 months

Get rid of solitary confinement? so if someone kills a prisoner your just gonna let them keep roaming free?, solitary confinement is how you separate gangs in prison, I however am against capital punishment, if someone kills someone I love they should suffer, not have a quick cop-out. And I'm not educated enough on private prisons to really have an oppinion on that.

The Dragon
The Dragon 9 months

That one good thing he hooks you with so you ignore the thousands of shitty things he's also proposed.

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 9 months

I understand he's modeling it after the NKVD. It should be nice.

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 8 months

What's that dog doing holding Susan Sarandon?

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 8 months

Yankee Marshall came up with a fun exercise: Take Bernie's speech about letting death row inmates vote. Replace the phrase, "right to vote" with "right to bear arms."

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 8 months

All you illegal aliens get free stuff and all you criminals get to get out of jail. Vote for me!

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 8 months

he should go after Kamala. she sure wasn't kind to criminals in California.

michael zubas
michael zubas 8 months

we gotta do a lot more than the 1st step.

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 8 months

"Leave our healthcare system alone. Don't mess with it."

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 8 months

No matter how you slice it, socialism/communism suppresses creativity. This moron doesn’t even put his money where his mouth is.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 8 months

I do agree with some. End private prisons. Ensure government institutions are not run for profit, and legal the weed. Reform mandatory minimums.

Midgetelf
Midgetelf 8 months

Just legalize pot, and have no prison sentence for first time victimless, substance abuse crimes, and you can probably release about 15% of the prison population. That is fine with me. Save some tax dollars. Any harder crime committed, they can rot.

Kenguru Safari
Kenguru Safari 8 months

dog on stage? to talk about emotions? what is this?

H.R. Pufnstuf
H.R. Pufnstuf 8 months

I proposed criminal justice reform years ago! But no one listened to me.

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